What can they do?
What cant they do
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Spontaneity has a strong home within music. Some of the best songs arise from a fluid unstructured improv session, and it’s not a coincidence that such an event also makes for an enjoyable performance. All musicians dream of the opportunity to jam with one of their idols. Bridging the gap between students and professionals would achieve this rare opportunity. The architecture in such a place would be required to mitigate a wide array of sensory issues. Level and focus of sound, Light and visual chaos. (Everyone jamming at once would just create chaos) This space would consist of an open lounge with installations that formed nodes within the space where students and pro’s could play together. Acoustical treatment above would focus sound around each node. A soft exchange would occur within the space that would allow people to play freely with out overwhelming the space as a whole. The main node would be a stage where students would be able to perform for the professionals. The architecture would integrate three aspects of the space into an installation; the “seating” (some sort of gathering form) the ceiling form/ structure and the musicians themselves. Each node would be the focal point of the space. The areas in between would become subdued so that each node would dominate the space. This would insure that the nodes don’t become objects within an “existing” space. The boundary of the room would become ambiguous.
There exists a certain state of mind that all artists require to achieve their creative peak. A songwriter or musician writing their music requires a space that has a precise control over sensory distraction. Picture a wondering author as they contemplate the fate of their characters. Their mind no longer occupies the room in which they stand but rather lies within the story unfolding in their mind. A musician’s mindset is no different while writing a song as they immerse them selves in the notes and lyrics they compose. A moment of installation in such a space would dissolve the architecture to its minimal sensory impact, allowing the musician to focus completely on their art. These single occupancy rooms would display a contrast between its residential aspects and its areas of escape. The architecture in such a place would take on a strong residential quality. These are rooms to be lived in not just visited.
Space + Place = Splace